Hello gang! For those of you who follow my social media, I’ve been hinting at this for a long time, and it’s finally here! I’m teaching a class with Cat Rambo, just in time for National Novel Writing Month! If you’ve ever asked, “How on earth do I get time to write?” then this class is for you! Details below from Cat’s website:
Writing in the Cracks
Instructor: Diane Morrison
This class takes place Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time.
Stephen King tells us that to write, we need a room with a door we can close. But many, maybe most of us, don’t have that luxury, and if we do, we often don’t have enough hours in the day. This course teaches you how to find ways to get space to write, and how to find time to write in those cracks in your daily schedule, no matter how busy your day or how crowded your space. Topics covered include:
- Breaking writing down into bite-sized chunks
- Finding ways to shoehorn time for writing into your existing schedule
- Redefining writing as a JOB
- Protecting your writing time
- Dividing writing-related tasks according to concentration levels
- Managing your spoons (spoon theory)
- Finding cracks in your schedule to write in
- Aids & equipment to manage your writing on-the-go
- Working with your loved ones to find time & space to write
- Techniques & brain hacks to make the most of your writing time
- National Novel Writing Month and how it can help
Join Diane Morrison for a workshop in which she shows you how to find time for writing and cultivate a productive daily practice.
Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded for the benefit of class members only.
Cost is $99 ($79 for former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).
To register for this class, send an email with these details:
- Which class or classes and the dates you are registering for
- Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means and the email to be billed
- Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
- How you found out about Cat’s classes
You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.
Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.
Please DO take advantage of the Plunkett Scholarships! Cat is friendly and inclusive, so usually, all you have to do is ask. If there’s a slot available, she’ll put you in!
There will also be an on-demand version of the class, which you can work on at your own pace from home. Lessons are broken down into bite-sized chunks, with video also provided for many lessons. We’ve agreed we’re going to keep the price affordable for as many folx as possible. Keep your eye on this space, or on Cat’s website, for details. I hope you’ll join us!